Hello all. I am new to this forum. I have a couple questions regarding the paramedic profession. I am in the middle of a career change from engineer→PA. I completed all my pre-requisites for PA school except the experience requirement. In order to fulfill that, I have limited my choices to either Respiratory Therapy or Paramedic. The community college near my house (Oakland Community College-In Oakland County Michigan) offers both. And I think they are both great choices. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a lot of information regarding the Paramedic profession. From what I have learned it seems that a licensed paramedic can also work in a clinic or hospital emergency department, correct? What kind of things/procedures are licensed paramedics able to do? Lastly, can anyone comment on the job opportunities for new grads?